Parking warden gives a father £75 parking ticket as he visits sick son

Shocking moment parking warden gives a father £75 parking ticket as he visits his son recovering from a six-hour operation – despite displaying note signed by nurse

  • Daniel Ingman was given a ticket for parking his car at Leeds General Infirmary
  • He left an application for a parking permit on his Land Rover’s dashboard
  • Was at the hospital to visit his son as he recovered from a six-hour operation
  • The parking attendant told Mr Ingman it was not valid before walking away 

A hospital traffic warden has been criticised for giving a £75 parking ticket to the father of a child who was in recovery after a six-hour operation.

Daniel Ingman left his black Land Rover in the car park of Leeds General Infirmary while he visited his son Percy – displaying an application for a parking permit on his dashboard. 

But when Mr Ingman got back to his car he found a bright yellow parking ticket had been left on his windscreen.

Daniel Ingman left his black Land Rover in the car park of Leeds General Infirmary while he visited his son Percy – displaying an application for a parking permit on his dashboard

The application for a permit was dated until today, and this clip was filmed on Wednesday, but when Mr Ingman approached the warden to ask if he had seen it, he was told that nothing could be done. 

And a video of the incident shows the official trying to show Mr Ingman another car’s permit – suggesting his application was not valid despite having been signed by a nurse working on his son’s ward.

Mr Ingman says: ‘You’ve seen on that permit the 23 August. But you said there was no date.’ 

A passerby stopped to help Mr Ingman confront the warden and filmed the altercation as the official walked away.

The passerby, who was at the hospital for a baby scan with his partner, told Mr Ingman he could probably appeal but would have to write a letter.  

The application for a relative’s/carer’s parking permit had been signed and authorised by a nurse at the hospital 

The application for a permit was dated until today, and this clip was filmed on Wednesday, but when Mr Ingman approaches the warden to ask if he had seen it, he is told nothing can be done

Mr Ingman continues to berate him until the attendant walks off snapping: ‘Don’t talk to me’

when Mr Ingman got back to his car he found a bright yellow parking ticket had been left on his windscreen

Mr Ingman says on the clip: ‘My child has had a six-hour operation. It’s an absolute disgrace. It’s disgusting. With everything else I have got to then write off.’ 

The attendant objects to being filmed but Mr Ingman insists if the official is filming them on his bodycam then they should be able to film too. 

Mr Ingman then continues to berate him until the attendant walks off snapping: ‘Don’t talk to me.’ 

The attendant objects to being filmed but Mr Ingman says that the official is filming them on his bodycam

The passer-by who filmed the incident said: ‘It is absolutely horrible. It is all about revenue. 

‘I saw what was going on and thought someone needs to go over there and record what these horrible people are doing.’  

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, which runs the LGI, has parking charges of £75, reduced to £45 if paid within 14 days. It does issue dispensation notices to families of long-stay patients. 

MailOnline has approached the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust for comment.  

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